"Focusing on Washington paid dividends during Kay Graham’s era. A native midwesterner, Buffett sometimes mocked her Washington-centric existence. ‘We were flying one time to Omaha on United Airlines, back when I used to fly commercial, and we got on the plane, and I said to her, “Kay, that pilot looks a little inexperienced.” I said, “I’m not sure he’ll really be able to fly to Omaha.” So I said, “Do me a favor. Would you mind drawing a map of the United States that we could help him with, showing where Omaha is?” Well, she started drawing a map, and of course she got about as far as Chevy Chase, Maryland, and she didn’t have the faintest damn idea.’ Buffett let out a high-pitched laugh. ‘So I grabbed this thing, and I was going to keep it, but she got it back from me before it was over. She practically ate the thing to keep it away from me."
— Ghosts in the Newsroom, Vanity Fair April 2012